Child Care Service Licence - Australian Capital Territory

Description

You may require this licence if you intend to provide childcare services in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Specifically, this licence is required if you intend to operate:

  • A play school;
  • Occasional care facility; or
  • Vacation care services.

If you intend to operate a childcare service not listed above, you will need to apply for a licence under the National Quality Framework. This licence permits you to provide childcare services to a minimum of five children.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • Not have been involved in any offence involving dishonesty, fraud or possession of, or trafficking in, a drug of dependence or controlled drug;
  • Not have been involved in any offence involving a child or young person;
  • Be of sound financial reputation and stable financial background;
  • Be of good repute having regard to character, honesty and integrity;
  • Submit to a test or provide a reference or report showing your suitability;
  • Submit to an appropriate medical or psychiatric examination;
  • Show proven experience or demonstrated capacity in the provision of services to children; and
  • Show any other consideration relevant to your ability to provide services for children.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Up to three years, however you may apply for an extension depending on individual circumstances.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Description
Apply Application

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

Task Resources
Apply Application for a Child Care Service Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Children and Young People Act 2008 ACT

Administering agency

Education Directorate

Children's Education and Care Assurance

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

General Enquiries

Children's Education and Care Assurance

Education Directorate

Operating address: 220 Northbourne Avenue
Braddon
Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6207 1114
Fax: 02 6207 1128
Email: ceca@act.gov.au